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Demco Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Hitches

Demco Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Hitches

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Install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch in your truck bed with this kit. Custom brackets reduce the amount of time required to install the hitch. Brackets, base rails, and hardware included. 1-800-940-8924 to order Demco fifth wheel installation kit part number DM8552028-71 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Demco products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Demco Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Hitches. Fifth Wheel Installation Kit reviews from real customers.
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2019 Ford F-150 - Demco Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Hitches

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Install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch in your truck bed with this kit. Custom brackets reduce the amount of time required to install the hitch. Brackets, base rails, and hardware included.


Features:

  • Installation kit lets you mount your Demco Premier Series 5th-wheel trailer hitch in the bed of your truck
    • Also compatible with B&W, Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Husky, Reese, and Valley above-bed 5th-wheel trailer hitches
  • Mounting brackets install beneath truck bed to provide attachment points for above-bed base rails
  • Base rails provide necessary mounting points for 5th-wheel hitch
  • Custom-fit brackets mount to existing holes in your vehicle's frame
    • Minimizes drilling
    • Reduces installation time
    • Avoids known obstacles along your truck's frame
  • Included vinyl strips insert between steel kit components and aluminum truck body to help prevent galvanic corrosion
  • Sturdy, black powder coated steel resists corrosion
  • 2 Base rails, brackets and hardware included
  • Made in the USA
  • 5-Year limited warranty


8552028 Demco Custom Bracket Kit for Hijacker Premier Series Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitches

6071Demco Bed Rails for Hijacker Premier Series Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitches

Installation Details DM8552028-71 Installation instructionsAlternate Instructions DM8552028-71 Installation instructions


Customer Reviews

Demco Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Hitches - DM8552028-71

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (6 Customer Reviews)

Install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch in your truck bed with this kit. Custom brackets reduce the amount of time required to install the hitch. Brackets, base rails, and hardware included.

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Good product, everything I needed for easy install.




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Ford F-150

My f150 is hybrid and the only issue I had one of the bolts had to install facing up




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2017 Ford F-150




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  • Installation of the Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit
    The Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit, # DM8552028-71 is confirmed for the 2019 Ford F-150 with 6-1/2' bed. We have an installation video of the Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails being installed on an F-250, but not an F-150. I have linked that video below.
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  • Recommended Demco Custom Brackets and Base Rails for Hijacker FWH 24PA 5th Wheel Hitch
    You are correct. The Demco Custom Bracket Kit # DM8552028 is a fit for your 2018 Ford F150 with 6-1/2 foot bed. This will give you the correct brackets. The only issue is that you will also need new hardware for your rails and that is not sold individually. So you will either need to get the # DM6014 rails to get all the hardware for your installation as the # DM6071 and the kit # DM8552028-71 are a fit for industry standard rails and your Demco Hijacker FWH 24PA hitch is not and industry...
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  • Demco 13K HiJacker Slider Hitch and Installation Kit for a 2016 Ford F-150
    We do have all the parts you will need to add the 13K Demco HiJacker, # DM8550040. Besides the hitch you will also need the installation kit. The kit that includes the brackets and the rails is # DM8552028-71 for your 2016 Ford F-150. The part that you could not find on our site is Demco's number for the hitch and the rails and excludes the brackets. So it is still all the same parts except with our part number, DM8552028-71, it is the brackets and rails together with the hitch as the...
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  • Underbed Demco Hijacker Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Recommendation for 2016 Ford F-150
    For your 2016 Ford F-150 with a 6-1/2 foot bed Demco does make a fifth wheel rail kit that does mount under the bed and does not put rails above the truck bed. For that you would need the part # DM8552028-71. You would need to have a Demco Hijacker designed for these rails though like the Hijacker part # DM8550034.
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  • Do I Need a Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch for a 2018 Ford F-150 with 5-1/2 Foot Bed
    The best 5th wheel hitch I have for your 2018 Ford F-150 is the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # DM8550040 paired with the Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit part # DM8552028-71. This is a unique auto-sliding 5th wheel trailer hitch that offers up to 22-1/2" of travel. The travel is needed for turning, not reversing. The Demco Hijacker Autoslide is actually your only option that would not require you to change out the...
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  • How to Install a Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Hitch on a 2018 Ford F-150
    Yes, the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider part # DM8550034 does indeed come with the side plates that are shown in the attached images. These side plates are used to install the hitch on a set of above bed industry standard rails like the Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit part # DM8552028-71 which are a confirmed fit for your 2018 Ford F-150. I have attached a review video of the Demco Hijacker Autoslide for you as well.
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  • Is it Possible to Tow a Fifth Wheel Trailer with 2015 Ford F-150 5-1/2 foot Bed
    The quick answer to your question is that you won't have enough clearance to make tight turns with your current slider hitch since your truck bed 5-1/2 feed in length. There's basically only two solutions for towing a fifth wheel trailer with a bed that short. One is the Demco Hijacker 13k part # DM8550040 as it's the only slider hitch that can move back 22-1/2 inches. If you had a set of industry standard style rails already you would be good. But otherwise you'd need the part # # DM8552028-71...
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  • How Heavy Of a 5th Wheel Can a 2018 Ford F-150 SuperCrew 4x4 with 5.0 Engine and 5.5 Bed Tow
    The fifth wheel towing capacity of a 2018 Ford F-150 (SuperCrew, 4x4, 5.0 Engine) can range from 8,900 lbs - 10,600 lbs depending on gear ratio. If the loaded weight of the trailer is less than the towing capacity of the vehicle you will be good to go but it looks like you will be close so just be careful when loading. Please note, because of the super short bed your going to have issues with turning clearance but not if you go with the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch...
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  • Best Slider 5th Wheel Hitch for a 2018 Ford F-150 with 5.5' Bed
    The best sliding fifth wheel hitch for a 2018 Ford F-150 with 5.5' bed is the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # DM8550040 with the Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit part # DM8552028-71. This fifth wheel hitch has an auto-slide feature which means you won't have to get in and out of the truck bed to engage the slider for tight turns. Please note, the above hitch is the only slider option for a truck bed shorter than 6.5'...
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  • Correct Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for a 2019 Ford F-150 5.5' Bed
    The correct Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for a 2019 Ford F-150 is part # DM8550040 which will then require the Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit part # DM8552028-71 to be used. The 13K is the only version with enough travel to be used on 5-1/2' truck beds. It was actually designed for these 1/2 ton, 5-1/2' bed trucks since the highest tops out around 13,500 lbs.
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for a 2018 Ford F-150 5.5 Bed
    In order to tow a fifth wheel trailer with a 2018 Ford F-150 5.5' Bed the best option we have without requiring changing out the pin box on the trailer is the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # DM8550040 which can then be used with the Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails part # DM8552028-71. This is the only slider hitch option which will allow for adequate turning clearance on a super short (5.5') bed. Otherwise, you'd have to change out the pin box...
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  • Parts Needed To Used Demco AutoSlide 5th Wheel Hitch In A 2021 Ford F-150
    I would be happy to help! To be able to install the Demco Hijacker AutoSlide 5th Wheel Hitch # DM8550034 in your 2021 Ford F-150 you will need the Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit # DM8552028-71. This will bolt to the frame of your truck and give you the correct mounting rails to be able to use the Hijacker. I included a video of the Demco Hijacker AutoSlide for you to take a look at.
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  • Autoslide Fifth Wheel Hitch for 2019 Ford F-150 5-1/2 ft Bed
    The highest capacity autoslide hitch that can be used in your 2019 Ford F-150 5-1/2 foot bed is the Demco Hijacker Autoslide part # DM8550040 which has a 13k capacity and can slide back 22-1/2 inches for turning clearance. Due to how short your truck bed is you need the larger slide this hitch provides compared to other hitches which only slide about half that. Then to install this hitch in the bed of your truck you'd want the custom fit rail kit part # DM8552028-71 and you'd be set.
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  • Recommended Auto-Slide 5th Wheel Hitch for 2020 Ford F-150 with 5.5' Bed
    The only sliding fifth wheel hitch that can be used on a 2020 Ford F-150 with 5-1/2' bed is the Demco Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # DM8550040 as it offers up to 22-1/2" of travel which is more than any other hitch on the market currently. In order to use this you'll also need the Demco Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Hitches part # DM8552028-71.
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  • Slider Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2019 Ford F-150
    Yes, since your truck bed is shorter than 8 feet you do need a slider hitch to give you the turning clearance needed to make a sharp turn without having the truck cab hit the nose of the trailer. Since that can be a hassle the solution I recommend is the Demco Hijacker AutoSlide part # DM8550034 as it slides automatically as you make tight turns so you never have to think about it. Then for a rail kit to install the hitch in the bed of your truck I recommend the Demco Custom kit part #...
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  • Slider Fifth Wheel Hitch and Rail Kit for 2015 Ford F-150 5-1/2 ft Bed
    The Demco Hijacker Autoslide part # DM8550040 13k hitch you mentioned is the correct hitch to use in a truck with a 5-1/2 foot bed like your 2015 Ford F-150 since it's only option that slides 22-1/2 inches whereas other hitches only slide about half that. To install this in your truck will require a custom install kit with the part # DM8552028-71. There isn't an underbed or puck system that fits your truck. For a set of air bags that fit your truck and are compatible with in-bed hitches...
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  • Is There an Underbed 5th Wheel Hitch Option for a 2019 Ford F-150 Short Bed
    I do have options for you but there would be to no way to use a Ford OEM 5th wheel hitch like the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w Slider for Ford Towing Prep Package part # BWRVK3370 on your 2019 Ford F-150 because they do not offer the correct underbed mounting system for your truck. This hitch would also not provide the needed turning clearance nor would any manual slider. The best option I have for you is to use the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part...
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  • Can A Sidewinder Be Used With the Demco Recon 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch On a 2019 Ford F-150
    Yes, the Demco Recon 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # DM8550043 can be used with a rotating pin box so long as you also obtain the 5th Airborne Custom Wedge for Hi-Jacker Fifth Wheels part # SWW-05. The Demco Recon Gooseneck-to-5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter part # DM8550045 cannot be used with a rotating pin box which I think is where the confusion lies. In order to use the Demco Recon 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch on a 2019 Ford F-150 you need the Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed Base...
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  • What 5th-Wheel Hitch Do You Recommend for My 2021 Ford F-150 with a 6-1/2 Foot Bed?
    For your 2021 Ford F-150 (6-1/2 ft. bed), I recommend the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider - Single Jaw # DM8550034 (18k) or # DM8550035 (21k), depending on your load capacity needs. With both of these models, you will need the Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Hitches # DM8552028-71 to complete the installation. The Hijacker features an automatic slider that provides the clearance required for your pickup...
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  • Fit of Demco DM8552028-71 Industry Standard Bracket/Rail Kit with B&W BWRVK3270 5th Wheel Hit
    Absolutely. The Demco # DM8552028-71 bracket/rail kit provides industry standard 5th wheel bed rails. Since the B&W # BWRVK3270 Patriot Sliding 5th wheel hitch is also compatible with industry standard bed rails, everything will work together perfectly. If you'd like to install a 7-way trailer connector in the truck bed so you don't have to run the trailer connector cable up over the tailgate, you can do so using part # 20110-010. I've linked to an install video for the trailer connector...
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  • Are Demco Base Rails & Install Kit For 2021 Ford F-150 Compatible With Reese & Curt 5th Wheel Hitch
    A Reese hitch like the 16k Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # RP30047 is absolutely compatible with the Demco base rail kit that fits your 2021 Ford F-150, which is the following part number: - Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit # DM8552028-71 This will give your '21 F-150 industry-standard base rails, which means that all manner of 5th wheel hitch will be able to mount to them, including the Reese and the Curt you mentioned, the Curt A16 5th Wheel...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for 2021 Ford F150 With 5-1/2' Bed
    Due to the short bed length your options are greatly limited, but absolutely, pulling a 5th wheel RV with a 2021 Ford F150 and 5-1/2' Bed can be done. - Demco Hijacker Autoslide, # DM8550040 - Above-Bed Base Rails, # DM8552028-71 - 5th Wheel 90-Degree Wiring Harness, # DM8555002 I highly recommend the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, # DM8550040 that provides a full 22-1/2" of additional clearance for tight turns. Slide hitches are commonly used in short bed trucks...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Slider Hitch For a 2020 Ford F-150 With 6-1/2 Ft Bed
    The best slider hitch available for the 2020 Ford F-150 is the Demco 21K Hijacker part # DM8550035 and the Demco Hijacker above-bed fifth wheel rails part # DM8552028-71. The Hijacker is an automatic slider that slides without the need to get out of the truck in bad weather and manually slide it to maneuver turns. The Hijacker is one of the most convenient fifth wheel setups because of the auto slide feature. The single jaw connection also allows for full contact with the king pin to avoid...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for a 2019 Ford F-150 with 6-1/2 Foot Bed
    The fifth wheel trailer hitch I recommend for a 2019 Ford F-150 is the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # DM8550040 which can be installed using the Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit part # DM8552028-71. The Demco Hijacker has an auto-slide mechanism which will automatically move the trailer back away from the truck cab during sharp turns to prevent contact therefore you never have to leave the vehicle like you would for...
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